September 01, 2005

Katrina Blog Relief Day

Today, the blogosphere will attempt to turn its sweaty keyboards for good. Hugh Hewitt challenged bloggers to help suvivors by raising funds through blogging. Instapundit then suggested a date and our beloved NZ Bear will be Tallying the Results.

Update: A way to give in threefold! Command Post's Strengthen the Good members have been asked to challenge our readers by matching their donations. So, if you send me proof either via fax, email, snail mail, etc., I will match any reader's donation upto a $300.00 maximum. I will make the matching donation via my firm, as they are matching dollar for dollar all employee contributions. I will post proof of my donation upon my return from vacation.

Now, if you can't give money, then I want your blood. Here's the site where you can go and make an appointment to donate blood at a center near you!

Another way to participate is through auction blogging, where you put up items for bidding or sale (as I will do below), so that others can bid or buy on your items. Another is to support your favorite blogger (select one from the Tallying Results link above) by purchasing or bidding the items they have for sale. Either way it's for a good cause and you'll be receiving something in return. All of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and shipping costs will be covered by me. (Thanks to Laughing Wolf who also has items for sale/bidding)

Items For Bidding:
Sam's Teach Yourself Moveable Type in 24 hrs

The Complete Reference Book on Access 2002

Microsoft Special Edition: Using Outlook 2003

Special Edition Star Wars Trilogy Videotape Set

Items for Sale:
A Personalized Sexy Voice Mail Greeting recorded with your choice of wording [nothing profane] and in any format. Cost per message is $10.00

Manuscript Editing/Proofreading Service - for review of 1 complete draft - Cost is $1.00/page. So if you have a manuscript for a book that you're hoping to get published I can help with the editing process and give you guidance on "how to submit a book for publishing to get results." My credential are:
- Edited 3 books (1 for a prominent author) that were published by different publishing houses.
- Self-published a book of children's poems
- Guided 2 professors at Hunter College to successfully get their memoirs published by different publishing houses.

I will add to this list later tonight when I get home. Bidding/Purchase should be done via the comment section for all to see. Checks can be made payable directly to the charity of your choice. I will also ship to winning bidders upon being given proof of online donation to a charity of your choice. Please send any questions to: lettersfromnyc**at**yahoo.**dot**com.

UPDATE: Response to Rich's email: I do have a verified Paypal account if funds wish to be transfered securely in that way. However all bid/offers must be made publicly through the comment section. THANKS!


Technorati tags: flood aid; Hurricane Katrina

Posted by Michele at September 1, 2005 11:52 PM | TrackBack

Damn... If I hadn't already donated all I could, I would have bought a message recorded by you for my computer. I could just hear a sexy female voice saying, "Contagion, I love the way you turn me on!" every time I started up my computer.

Posted by: Contagion at August 31, 2005 12:39 PM

Dude, you have NO idea how sexy that voice is....

Posted by: _Jon at August 31, 2005 01:04 PM

Jon, thanks for the endorsement but you're making me blush!

Posted by: michele at August 31, 2005 02:58 PM

I have donated quite a bit so far, and will have to dig to big on some of these items!

Posted by: oddybobo at August 31, 2005 03:44 PM

Let the bidding begin:

$5.00 - Star Wars Trilogy

$5.00 - Moveable Type book

Let's chat via yahoo and I'll see about using your voice on our office voice mail system.

Posted by: Chris at August 31, 2005 11:03 PM

I'll go $10.00 on the Star Wars, and put me down for a custom message.

Posted by: Ted at September 1, 2005 10:59 AM

Here's an interesting proposal! I will pay $200 if you will consent to have dinner with me before I leave.

Posted by: Colin at September 1, 2005 12:06 PM

Hey, I'm already matching all donations received through my site. Do you want to match those, too? Then readers' contributions could be multiplied four-fold.

Posted by: Ogre at September 1, 2005 02:08 PM

Colin, although I don't like the proposal, I will agree to go to dinner if no one else outbids you AND ONLY UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:

- I will pick the retaurant
- I will meet U @ the restaurant
- I will be there for only 2.5hrs
- I will go home by myself

these R non-negotiable terms!

Posted by: michele at September 1, 2005 03:12 PM

Fair enough terms. Put me down for 200. Don't worry, I won't bite. I guess I can talk dirty to you then, huh?

Posted by: Colin at September 1, 2005 06:21 PM

Kudos on your efforts to bring relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. There is another way bloggers and other thoughtful people can help:

I have opened forums at for the discussion of ideas to aid disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I am not soliciting donations, only ideas. Experts in aspects of disaster relief (housing, healthcare, rebuilding, etc.) are also able to rate these ideas, giving us a means of identifying the most promising ones, which will be shared with disaster relief professionals and persons in authority. Please help our society by contributing your ideas, especially if you are unable to contribute financially to relief efforts.

Posted by: logan at September 2, 2005 10:26 AM

Just wish to share a humanitarian project I've made on to help with current and future disasters (like Hurricane Katrina/Rita). Please tell others and please help us build the database up...

Posted by: Sir Seek at September 23, 2005 06:34 AM
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